February 2, 2017--The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams are headed to the Akron Invitational on Friday and Saturday. This is the third consecutive season that the Mount has appeared in the meet.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mountaineers are coming off a busy weekend where the team had competitors at both the Penn State National Open and the George Mason Patriot Games.
At George Mason, Clarke Hooper had the top result, winning the 800m run in a time of 2:19.51. She was also part of the Mount's 4x400m relay team along with Mariah McLane, Chardane Logan and Jameela Buchanan that finished in first place.
McLane finished in second place in the 400m dash (59.69) while Logan was third in the 500m dash (1:21.09). Shantell Karbegh and Kenedi Facey finished second and third, respectively, in the triple jump while Jesslyn Manni was fourth in the weight throw. Natalia Hinton was third in the long jump (5.41m) and seventh in the 60m hurdles.
For the men at George Mason, Alexander Devin was second in the shot put (14.25m), Jonathan Burns fifth in the high jump, Todd Sampson seventh in the 60m hurdles, and Zachary Delker seventh in the weight throw.
At the Penn State National Open, it was Julian Woods who had the top performance. The senior finished in fourth place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.09 seconds. Justin Kimble ran the 60m dash, recording a time of 7.07 in the preliminaries. Christopher Gabor was sixth in the pole vault (4.50m) and 12th in the long jump while D.J. Workcuff finished 13th in the long jump.
For the women, Rachel Finn was fifth in the pole vault (3.50m) and Maddie Kole ninth in the 800m run (2:16.90). Erin Sample added a ninth-place finish in the shot put (13.09m) and 14th-place mark in the weight throw (14.68m).
CONFERENCE LEADERBOARD: Brenden Chavis tops the NEC leaderboard in the weight throw this season with teammate Chase Boyle in second place. On the women's side, Kenedi Facey has the conference's top result in the long jump, right ahead of teammate Natalia Hinton. Moriah Fitzgerald is tied for the top mark in the women's pole vault. Other Mountaineers currently ranked in the top three in the NEC are Justin Kimble (2nd, 60m dash),
LAST YEAR AT AKRON: Josh Poole finished in eight place in the Gold Division 400m dash with a mark of 48.74 seconds while Julian Woods finished sixth in the 60m hurdles at 8.19 seconds. The Mount's 4x100m relay team of Jas Chung-Campbell, Poole, Chris Gabor and Woods finished in fifth place with a time of 3:24.00. Chung-Campbell was third in the Blue Division 400m dash at 49.81 seconds with Benjamin Finnegan placing four in the Blue Division Mile Run. Chase Boyle also had a fourth place finish, his coming in the weight throw in the Blue Division (16.74m).
In the pole vault Blue Division, Elissa Ingram and Moriah Fitzgerald each cleared 3.36m. Natalia Hinton placed sixth in the Blue Division long jump with a leap of 5.44m. Corie Scharpf finished tied for sixth in the high jump in the Blue Division at 1.55m while Kirsten O'Malley was eighth in the triple jump in the Blue Division.
UP NEXT: The Mount indoor track and field teams are back in action on Saturday, February 11, at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson College.